06 May 2008

Seed - IF Mrs.Lau planted a seed in me

Second IF "SEED" entry.click here for my first entry.
A Special thanks to my Art teacher in high school..

I never realized I can draw until I went to high-school back home (K.L Malaysia)
Mrs. Lau was my Art Teacher who always compliment my work, encourage me to inspire and draw, she always give me extra time and patient with me, she even let me draw a mural in school, I really enjoy art class then.

I remembered during my Primary years(Grade 1 to 6), my form Teacher never post up my drawing, it's always the top students get picked! ? I am kind of disappointed with this teacher for not been nice and fair!
My sister who are the wiser said:"Not exactly! Your Primary form teacher just planted seeds on other kids, and Mrs.Lau planted her SEED on you". Indeed.........
I am so thankful to Mrs.Lau who motivate me and help me build my self-esteem, since then I was a different person, not by much, but I live with Believe! Thank You! Mrs.Lau and my sister's.


Side note: 3 of my sisters always think I am a great artist! (Unfortunately I can't afford go to art school after my high-school, due to family financial status. Now, I know I have lots to improve to become a great artist) They too continuesly planting Seeds in me and encourage me to draw by support me tools to draw, babysitting my boy etc... yes, I am the lucky child..time to plant seed on my boy! Opps! Thanks to my husband, he is terrific too!

For Today exercise too......

11 comments:

Tom Barrett said...

What a great concept, and wonderful rendering.

eyecontact said...

Great work! Charming!

Eric Barclay said...

Great concept and lovely illustration! Really like your work.

carli said...

wow! it looks really good. i had an art teacher like that in high school. aren't they great

ginaperry said...

Really nice illustration. The concept is great and her expression is just full of joy!

Diana Evans said...

Not everyone needs formal training....just passion for what they do ...and marketing to get your name out there....your work is lovely!

Alicia Padrón said...

Great work! I love the sketch too!!

mangosteenskin said...

may i like ur style. :)

sheree said...

what a great story! i am glad you had a teacher that encouraged you ( i had one as well)

love the illustration and the illustration of the patchwork elephants too!

also - you asked about sumi ink - i believe both india ink and sumi ink are made from soot. i bought my sumi ink at a store in new york but you can find art supply stores online that carry them (like dickblick.com and utrechtart.com)

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

Thanks for all your comments, I love to read it and this is a real booster for me to keep doing what I like! Thanks for enjoying my art!

Sheree,
Thanks for your information,I will check the art store in Calgary.

platitudinal said...

What a wonderful tribute for your teacher. She's a great teacher indeed to instill the love of art in you.

*I think you are a wonderful artist. Your work is amazing :)